2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
    Dec 03, 2022  
2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health Practicum

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The practicum is designed to provide students who have finished their coursework with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge, to develop competence in professional practice, to apply knowledge to the solution of public health problems, and to develop a respect for and a commitment to continued professional knowledge.
The field practicum takes place in conjunction with registration in a 4-credit seminar (PUBH 6635 or 6636). The required hours of agency service may take place only during registration in the appropriate seminar. All work hours must occur on or after the official start date of the approved quarter and may not go beyond the end date of the quarter. Students who cannot complete the practicum hours in one quarter must register for the seminar until all field hours are completed.
Students must have completed the first six quarters of required coursework to begin the practicum and must be in good academic standing. Students are advised to begin seeking a practicum placement as early as possible, but no later than two terms before they plan to begin the practicum. Details about the practicum, the required forms, the approval process, and important practicum application deadlines are available through students’ myWalden university portal.

In certain circumstances, students may receive approval for a non-U.S. training site from the M.P.H. program director; however, that approval must be sought in writing prior to admission to the M.P.H. program.